All sports carry the risk of sustaining sport-related injuries and illnesses, however, depending on your pursuit of choice, there are some ailments specifically associated with each sport. This is true of golfing incidents, where sporting accidents go above and beyond
typical slips, trips and falls. What’s more, not even the professionals are exempt from
these common golfing incidents.
Infamous golfing incidents
Do golfing incidents really happen? Its a pretty low-key sport after all. Well, in addition to those typical trips and falls on the fairway, other golfing incidents do occur, varying in severity.
As well as Tiger Woods repeated back injuries, other professionals have experienced golfing incidents. This includes Lee Westwood, who, in 2010, had to pull out of the USPGA Championship due to a badly swollen right calf, after rupturing his plantaris muscle at the French Open earlier that year. The condition worsened unto the point that he was medically advised to take a rest break from the sport.
Common golfing injuries and illnesses
One of the most common golfing injuries is known as the golfing elbow. The condition arises through the repetitive moment required to swing the golf club. It is also referred to as tennis elbow.
Golfing elbow causes discomfort around the elbow. According to the NHS, you may also feel pain on the outside of your upper forearm and just below the bend of your elbow. You will usually notice discomfort when undertaking day-to-day tasks that require you to move your arm, twist your forearm or grip objects.
Some of the other common golfing incidents, include, but are not limited to:
- General illness caused by exposure to adverse weather
- Golf buggy accidents
- Strikes to the head by golf balls causing head injuries
- Fractures and sprains caused by trips and falls on uneven terrain
Claiming compensation for golfing incidents
If you have experienced a golf-related accident, from slips and falls to golf buggy collisions, through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm and distress you have suffered.
So long as the golf accident in question occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide evidence to suggest liability, Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine your eligibility to claim as well as the best next steps to take.
For more information and for a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice